It was also our first trip together.
4 months ago, my boyfriend was sent to Bangkok as part of his training program. As he will be there for 6 months, it will be the best time to visit Bangkok.
Finally after 3 months of waiting, the day for me to fly to Bangkok has arrived! I am actually in the airport now waiting to fly back to KL (Time flies!) so I thought it’ll be a good idea to write everything down when I still remember them.
Day 1 – Finally here!
I arrived at Bangkok on Tuesday night and I was so happy to see Peter at the arrival hall, it feels good to be reunited again. We didn’t really do anything that night as it was already late, so we just went back to his apartment and did a little food shopping at the Family Mart nearby. 7-eleven and Family Mart are everywhere in Bangkok and I love it!
Day 2 – Bike Tour at Ayutthaya
We woke up pretty early because we are taking an early train to Ayutthaya. Ayutthaya is a small town which is an hour away from Bangkok. We wanted to do something different so we booked a bike tour. We actually cycled around the town for a good 4 hours. I was pretty unfit as it was pretty tiring for me plus it was hot 😂 We had a tour guide with us as well and guided us around.
Off to Ayutthaya by train
One of the first few temples that we have visited
First lunch in Thailand
The head of the sandstone Buddha image
Our super tired faces after the bike tour
After coming back from Ayutthaya, we went for a shoulder, neck and foot massage. It was 350 baht (its considered cheap) and ended the night with Korean BBQ and of course soju 😌.
Day 3 – Grand Palace, Temples and Asiatique
This was the most tiring day! We travelled mostly by boat the whole day. We went to Grand Palace first and it was chaotic! There were so many tourists 🙄 I was annoyed because we were told to dress modestly which I did but apparently my long trouser wasn’t long enough. Nevertheless, Grand Palace was magnificent! Even thought the entrance fee was 500 baht but I personally think that it’s worth it.
Look at all the people!
We also went to Wat Pho to see the reclining Buddha, it’s huge!
We went to Wat Arun after and it was beautiful. Even more beautiful if you see it from across the river. We chilled for awhile at the opposite restaurant and off to our next destination – Asiatique.
The boat to Asiatique is actually free, last boat is at 12am. I like Asiatique, it was spacious and less chaotic. It was also our 1st Anniversary that day, so we celebrated with more pad Thai and Crocodile meat 😂
Happy 1st Anniversary ❤️
It taste slightly like pork 🤔
Day 4 – Jim Thompson’s House, Platinum Mall and Talad Rod Fad Train Night Market
I love the Jim Thompson’s house! It is beautifully designed but we are not allowed to take pictures inside the house. The entire house is built and inspired by a mixture of Thai and Western architecture.
After that we went for Wan Ton Mee (which was more like an expensive version of Sarawak Kon Lao Mee) and since the place is near to Platinum Mall, we thought to “drop by” for a bit 😛 lucky for Peter I am not that much of a shopper. My ultimate must buy is the Riya Brand bags and my minyak kapak.
At night, we went to Talad Rod Nad night market that is filled with mostly the locals. The highlight of this night market would be the vintage cars!
I just had to 😂
Day 5 – Floating market, Chatuchak, Chinatown and Route 66
In the morning, we went to Klong Lad Ma Yom Floating Market which is smaller than I expected but it was clean and nice to walk around because it has less tourists! We had boat noodles for breakfast and local coffee after, which Pete has tried to order them in Thai 😂.
We went to Chatuchak after and as usual it was packed as hell. It’s huge and full of people! ya ampun. We did a little bit of shopping and foot massage there, had one of the best mango sticky rice (topped with coconut ice cream okay!), the garlic bread was to die for as well and of course had another round of pad Thai and off we go.
This is really good
We went home and rested for a bit before we leave for Chinatown. Chinatown was so packed! And I was almost drown in sweat. Especially during our dinner at T&K seafood. I didn’t know they are still selling shark fins there and people are ordering them as if they were at McDonald’s.
Because it was a Saturday, so we thought to go to a club 🌚. We went to route66, the cover charge was 300 baht with a good selection of drinks! But yo girl slept in the club for a good 15 minutes 😂
Me before I fell asleep at the club 😂
Day 6 – On Lok Yun, Giant Swing, Temples, MBK, Ekkamai, Bars hopping at Thong Lo
My last day! I have been feeling very emotional because time flies! On Lok Yun was the best! I really hope they have something like this in Malaysia. It is a Thai-Western coffee shop and the food are really affordable. After our breakfast we went and see the Giant Swing and one of the temples there.
Must order their Kaya! It’s so good and different from the one we have in Malaysia
We actually went to church in the evening and look it’s a Golden Jesus
We went to MBK, which is known for selling electronics and Ekkamai after. I love Ekkamai! There’s a shopping centre there and I just love the environment. We had Japanese for dinner and I felt so sad because it was my last dinner in Bangkok! After dinner, we decided to go to check out the bars at Thong Lo (similar feel to Bangsar, KL) It was a public holiday on Monday in Bangkok, so everyone was out. I can see there were more Thais there as compared to another area and it was pretty lit. People there has actually been talking to me in Thai 😂 Sawadeeka sis?
And of course, we wouldn’t want to miss out Soi Cowboy which is one of the popular red light districts. There were a lot of flashy chicks and if you watched The Hangover II before, one of the scenes was taken there (if I am not mistaken).
Day 7 – Goodbye Bangkok and my love
I really don’t feel like going back, I want to stay for another day. It has been really fun, especially with Peter. My flight was in the afternoon so in the morning we went to a nearby coffee shop to have local breakfast. I couldn’t resist 7-eleven and Family Mart so I just had to do my last minute shopping there 😂 Time flies when you’re having fun! And then it was time for me to say goodbye.
It has been one of the most amazing weeks of my life. From going to Good Vibes Festival with my friends (which I will blog about it soon) to traveling around Bangkok with Peter. I am truly blessed and I did feel really good after the trip (100% charged) and will definitely be going back again and to be honest I didn’t shop as much as I expected (yet). So, that’s pretty much about my 1st trip and I hope for more to come! Till then xx.